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Dreamland -- A young woman who lives in a desert trailer park must choose between caring for her hapless father and sick friend or fulfilling her own destiny.


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A young woman who lives in a desert trailer park must choose between caring for her hapless father and sick friend or fulfilling her own destiny. | Full synopsis »
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Caring for Others, Taking Care of the Self See more (22 total) »


  (in credits order)

Agnes Bruckner ... Audrey

Kelli Garner ... Calista

Justin Long ... Mookie

John Corbett ... Henry

Gina Gershon ... Mary

Brian Klugman ... Abraham

Chris Mulkey ... Herb

Luce Rains ... Dreamer
Olive Bureker ... Aunt Sadie
Sherry Lynette ... Nurse

Jenny Gabrielle ... Truck Driver

Directed by
Jason Matzner 
Writing credits
Tom Willett 

Produced by
Joan G. Bostwick .... associate producer
Ed Cathell III .... co-producer
Peter Heller .... producer
Alan Hunter .... executive producer
Hugh Hunter .... executive producer
Archie Lamb .... executive producer
Doug Mankoff .... producer
Andrew Spaulding .... producer
Jessica Stamen .... co-producer
Amotz Zakai .... associate producer
Original Music by
Anthony Marinelli 
Cinematography by
Jonathan Sela (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Zene Baker 
Casting by
Shannon Makhanian 
Production Design by
Gustav Alsina 
Art Direction by
Matt Pennington 
Set Decoration by
Allan Lane 
Costume Design by
Jasminka Jesic 
Makeup Department
Lori Ann Baker .... hair department head
Lori Ann Baker .... makeup department head
Sara Bozik .... hair stylist
Sara Bozik .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Beau J. Genot .... post-production supervisor
Karen A. Harris .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claudio Ruben .... second assistant director
Marcia Woske .... second assistant director
Art Department
Allan Lane .... property master
Amahl Lovato .... on-set dresser
Sound Department
David Brownlow .... production sound mixer
Kyle Clausen .... mix stage engineer
Mike Draghi .... sound re-recording mixer
Bridget Farrington .... foley artist
Walter New .... supervising sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric D. Anderson .... first assistant camera
Theodore Y. Bott .... best boy
David Cummings .... best boy grip
Greg Eichman .... gaffer
Hank Herrera .... key grip
Lewis Jacobs .... still photographer
Sam Mares .... camera loader
Vanessa Morehouse .... assistant camera
Corey Weintraub .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claire Sandrin .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Aidan Stanford .... color timer
Music Department
Clint Bennett .... music producer
Clint Bennett .... music recordist
Clint Bennett .... scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Patrick A. Reynolds Jr. .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Aleah Ames .... production office coordinator
Paul Haag .... locations manager
Maggie Means .... production accountant
Mamie Mitchell .... script supervisor
Aimie Olson .... key medic
Aimie Olson .... mentor
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production attorney
Joshua Sallach .... production assistant
Gwyn Savage .... production assistant
Stan Torres .... assistant location manager
Manuel Mendoza .... special thanks
Chuck Spurgeon .... special thanks

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Rated PG-13 on appeal for mature thematic elements, including drug content and sexuality
88 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Audrey:They're having sex right now, aren't they? And it's beautiful, isn't it?See more »
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Caring for Others, Taking Care of the Self, 22 December 2006
Author: gradyharp from United States

DREAMLAND is one of those little Indie films that sneaks up on you, draws you in and leaves you feeling fulfilled. Written by Tom Willett and directed with great sensitivity to both style and message by Jason Matzner, the film boasts a truly remarkable cast in every role and the ensemble acting is some of the finest in this year's lineup.

"Dreamland" is the name of a very small trailer park in New Mexico, out in the sticks, yes, but surrounded by the magnificence of majestic clouds in crystalline blue skies and a land free of industrial detritus - except for the powerlines that play such an important role in the story. In a sad trailer house live Audrey (Agnes Bruckner), a poet who has given up chances for college to remain with her father Henry (John Corbett), a man decimated by the death of his wife to the point that he is unable to leave the trailer even to buy the beer and cigarettes that sustain his life. Audrey also is caring for her closest friend Calista (Kelli Garner), a beautiful girl who dreams of becoming Miss America but knows her life is to be shortened by the fact that she suffers from Multiple Sclerosis. Audrey writes her poetry but her life is consumed by being the caretaker for Henry and Calista.

Into the trailer park moves a new 'family' - hunky young Mookie (Justin Long) and his mother ex-singer/performer Mary (Gina Gershon) and her live-in boyfriend Herb (Chris Mulkey). Audrey and Calista watch them unpack and while both girls find Mookie attractive, Audrey talks Calista into dating him. Audrey's only male contact is her 'sex-buddy', tacky and gawky Abraham (Brian Klugman) who works at the local convenience store with Audrey. Mookie and Calista begin an affair while Audrey looks on longingly, and when Calista lets Mookie know she has MS the relationship is strained: Mookie also is leaving for the university soon.

Audrey confesses her feelings for Mookie and Calista flees on a motorcycle to chase the now departed Mookie. She is in an accident and is hospitalized and since she has broken her relationship with her caretaker Audrey, Henry manages to draw enough courage to leave his trailer to sit at Calista's hospital bedside - along with visits from Mookie. Calista's accident makes her even more aware of her fractured future and she releases her feelings for Mookie, reconnects with Audrey, and Audrey's father discovers her many letters of acceptance to college she has hidden to prevent abandoning her role as caretaker and convinces Audrey to flow with her dreams instead of being imprisoned in Dreamland. And the manner in which each of the characters in the film resolves the changes now facing them is the tender ending of the story.

DREAMLAND is created by a very strong cast of fine actors who dwell solidly within their characters' psyches, making this somewhat surreal story very real indeed. The setting is extraordinary in its ordinariness and the camera-work by Jonathan Sela is impeccable. This is a strong story about coming of age, about quality of love, and about being human. It is a treasure. Grady Harp

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